This Recipe includes
- Tomatoes – any type of tomatoes will do, such as tomatoes on the vine, campari, roma or plum tomatoes. You could mix in some smaller tomatoes such as cherry or grape tomatoes.
- (Optional) Red onion – for a bit of bite
- (Optional) Avocado – for some healthy fats
Spices and flavoring ingredients:
- Garlic – a light touch of garlic powder or garlic flakes
- Olive oil – as a base for the sauce
- Parsley or basil – for some herb flavor
- Lemon – for citrus flavor
- (Optional) Balsamic vinegar – for a bit of tang instead of the lemon
Why we love it
Not all vegetarian recipe ideas have to be boring and bland. This vegetarian tomato tartare recipe is super quick to make and absolutely delicious. It’s light, fresh and full of flavour. Perfect for a lunch or dinner entree, it also works well with a meat or fish-based main dish.
It’s also a fabulous way to use up any extra tomatoes that are taking up space in your fridge. The key to it is using the right ingredients, and that means fresh high-quality tomatoes and a great olive oil.
And have I mentioned it can be prepared in 15 minutes or less? It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Frequently asked questions
1. What to serve with it?
2. Can you prepare it in advance?
Yes, tomato tartare can be prepared up to a day in advance, and kept in the fridge. Just leave it out about 20 minutes before serving so that it reaches room temperature.
If you like this recipe
- 4-5 medium sized fresh tomatoes
- juice from a 1/4 lemon
- 2-3 leaves of chopped fresh parsley or basil
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- pinch of garlic powder
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 red onion
- 1 chopped avocado
- Using a fork and a sharp knife, cut the tomatoes into small cubes.
- Using a strainer, remove some of the excess water.
- Transfer the lightly strained tomato cubes into a large bowl.
- Chop the onion and herbs and add to the chopped tomato mixture.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix in.
- Place a cookie cutter about 7.5 cm (3 in) in diameter on a plate and fill with tartare. (Alternatively, you can serve it in a glass.)
- Press the tartare with the back of a spoon to even the surface.
- Unmold gently. Repeat to form the other portions.
- Put in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Serve when ready.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 6gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g
Note: We are not certified nutritionists and these estimates are approximate. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health. This website is written and produced for entertainment purposes only.
If you enjoyed that, check out our other classic starter recipes that you can make easily. Bon appétit!